After the reaction the New Age Outlaws received over the past two weeks, they deserve one more run as a full-time team in WWE.
Road Dogg and Billy Gunn had their first televised match together in 13 years on Old School Raw as they defeated Primo and Epico.
They returned the following week to take on Team Rhodes Scholars, but it was cut short due to Brock Lesnar.
The New Age Outlaws look to be in good shape. During their first match, Road Dogg was in the ring for most of the match. He got the hot tag to Gunn, who landed a tilt-a-whirl slam and the Famouser on Primo to win.
Road Dogg himself has even said that he is in better shape now than during his heyday.
After a couple of days of strict diet and gym visits, I weighed in at 229 this morning! I was 235 at the height of my career. #1morerun???
— Brian G.James (@WWERoadDogg) March 17, 2013
Now, weighing less and being in shape doesn’t always mean they’re capable of constant in-ring action; just look at The Rock in his last couple of matches. They are also getting up there in age. Billy Gunn is 49 while Road Dogg is 43. However, there are some other older stars performing at WreslteMania—Triple H, 43, and Undertaker, 47.
The New Age Outlaws can still compete with today’s talent. Their match with Primo and Epico was good and their match with Team Rhodes Scholars could have been a great tag match between contrasting styles if not for some interference.
It’s obvious the WWE Universe wants to see Road Dogg and Billy Gunn as more than just novelty acts. The fans still recite their introduction, albeit the older fans. Road Dogg is one of the best on the mic and Billy Gunn can go with the best of them, and the younger fans will jump on board once they appear more on TV.
As much as we want to see the New Age Outlaws, the WWE needs them even more. It looked like there was a revival in the tag team division last year. Now, WWE is saturated with Team Hell No and the on-again off-again relationship of Team Rhodes Scholars.
The Usos, Primetime Players and Epico and Primo are rarely featured. Brodus Clay and Tensai are building their relationship. Big E. Langston and Dolph Ziggler will challenge for the tag titles at WrestleMania.
While there are a lot of teams on the roster, most of them aren't established like the New Age Outlaws.
Allowing the New Age Outlaws to have one more run will provide the division with a veteran tag team that the heels can go up against on their way to the champions. Giving the heel team a victory or two over the legendary team of Billy Gunn and Road Dogg could legitimize that team.
The New Age Outlaws are at that point where wins and losses won't affect them; it's all about getting a second chance.
Whether the New Age Outlaws should be tag team champions once again is another story. However, I am in favor of letting the last remaining members of D-Generation X become an important part of the tag division once WrestleMania season is over.
And if you’re not down with that, I got two words for ya…